Google will lay off about 12,000 jobs
While the exact number of layoffs in each country was not disclosed, U.S. employees are expected to bear the brunt of the hit, followed by some international employees. Google has sent a separate email to affected U.S. employees, while in other countries, due to local legal restrictions, it will take longer. In view of the recent downturn in the global economic environment and the downward trend in the technology industry, many technology companies have chosen to lay off employees to cope with the new economic situation.
Sundar Pichai said that in the past two years, he has seen substantial growth, but the current economic situation is different. Google conducts a rigorous review of product areas and functions to confirm that people and roles match its highest priorities as a company. Sundar Pichai also stated that he takes full responsibility for the decisions that led to the status.